Skip to comments.Biased Message Pitched in Taxpayer Funded Textbook
Posted on 05/21/2012 5:19:21 AM PDT by MichCapCon
Students in high schools around Michigan and the nation are being taught how former U.S. Representative Carolyn Cheeks Kilpatrick, D-Detroit, was more interested in finding solutions than focusing on politics, according to a 2005 American Government textbook still in use.
The best public policy is bipartisan, Kilpatrick is quoted as saying on page 339 of a profile of her called, Voices on Government, in Prentice Hall Magruders American Government."
Except, nobody considered Kilpatrick, the mother of ex-Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick, to be bipartisan in the 14 years she served in the U.S. House of Representatives.
Kilpatrick had one of the most liberal voting records in Congress, the Washington Post reported. In her last term, Kilpatrick voted with Democrats 97.9 percent of the time.
Kilpatrick refused to vote to certify the Ohio electoral votes that secured the 2004 presidential election for Republican George W. Bush.
Barney Keller, communications director for the limited-government Club For Growth, called Kilpatrick one of the most partisan, liberal, borderline-socialist members in the history of Congress.
Kilpatrick voted to limit government 3 percent of the time over her career, Keller said.
She never advanced a single policy idea that attracted Republican votes, he said. It is just shocking to me that she would pretend that she is a bipartisan politician.
Yet students are being taught just the opposite. Before 1970, school districts in Michigan weren't required to provide textbooks free of charge. However, a 1970 Michigan Supreme Court ruling stated schools need to provide school materials.
Boycott! Thanks MichCapCon.
The public school model has failed utterly and completely.
If anyone wants on the Michigan Cap Con ping list, let me know.
Most modern textbooks are leftist propaganda.
You have to be able to speak the language of animal farm to understand what is being said.
Finding a solution is finding a way to get their way.
Focusing on politics is taking into account that their solution is not the best solution and compromising .
So glad we homeschool our kids...Michigan Education Association is the absolute worst!
Government schools; government crap.
Leftist textbooks are a large part of the problem with government schools. You can have good teachers(conservative or non-political) but you are still stuck with the textbooks that the state system requires to be used.
In the real world, there are no solutions, only tradeoffs.
A "solution" would be something that could be done that would make one group better off, while making nobody worse off. This almost never happens. The "solution" either costs money (which must be extracted from taxpayers), or grants preferences to one group at the cost of another.
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